Title: Polishing of diamond composite cutting tools

Authors: Y. Chen, L.C. Zhang, J.A. Arsecularatne

Addresses: School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. ' School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. ' School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Abstract: This paper presents an effective polishing technology for cutting tools made of thermally stable Polycrystalline Diamond Composites (PCDCs). The research includes: design and manufacture of a special polishing machine; temperature characterisation; comprehensive experimental and theoretical investigation of the material removal mechanism; and the selection of polishing parameters to achieve the required nanometric surface finish.

Keywords: polycrystalline diamond composites; PCDC tools; dynamic friction polishing; DFP; temperature characterisation; material removal mechanism; machine design; diamond composite cutting tools; polishing parameters; nanometric surface finish.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2007.016690

International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 2007 Vol.1 No.4, pp.360 - 373

Published online: 15 Jan 2008 *

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